Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
government building, a couple of miles from the white house, houses the labor department's bureau of labor statistics. the bls has been tabulating the monthly unemployment rate for more than 70 years. it's all based on a survey conducted in person and over the phone of 60,000 households every month. and here is where the numbers get crunched. amid a sea of high-walled cubicles, inside of each one, an economist sworn to secrecy and working on a specific aspect of that employment survey. tom nardone is in charge here. he's worked at bls since before ronald reagan was president. he introduced us to the economist who actually wrote this morning's unemployment rate announcement. how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? i mean, you can't call me up and tell me what the number is going to be? >> no, i can't tell anyone. it's a complete -- a complete secret. >> reporter: before the release, they are literally sworn to secrecy. the white house doesn't see their work until it's done. and nardone keeps the report in a safe in his office. you've been working here more than 20 years.
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
deployed and you have to have it replaced. the government says, go to an authorized dealer and make sure you get the real deal. less than a quarter million vehicles repaired over the past three years may be affected. the advice tonight? if you're not sure you got a real replacement, have a dealership check your new airbag. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> and coming up right here, outrage on board a plane. a man boards a plane, wearing what looks like a bulletproof vest, packing knives, clubs, shackles and body bags? how did he get on board? the answer, next. let's see if we can get one past the defense. hut! go! here it comes! right on the numbers! boom! get it! spin! oh, nice hands! chest bump. ugh! good job, man. nice! okay, halftime. now, this is my favorite play. oh! i'm wide open. oh, fumble. fumble. don't want to fumble any of these. [ male announcer ] share what you love, with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. it's up... and it's good! good?! they're grrreat! by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition,